Old Cell Phones + 3 New Business Ideas

woman on cell phone in officeCell phones are are a big business. Most people have them, and they are constantly upgrading and buying new models. When they are not buying new phones, they are using repairing the ones they have. And when they are not doing that, they are buying apps.

So how do you get in on this hugely profitable market that is quickly growing and here to stay? We have a few ideas and resource below to help you get started.

1. Sell Cell Phones for Cash

You may have thought of selling your old phone and making money, but did you ever think about selling other people’s phones and making even more cash? It turns out that this is a very profitable business – surprisingly so.

Did you know newer iPhones are selling in-store for $199  - and on eBay for 2 to 3 times as much? Sounds crazy, but it proves that there is a market here. (Check out this video to see what I mean).

Ever wonder why small-businesses are suddenly appearing everywhere wanting to buy your old cell phone? Now it’s starting to make sense, right?

Although this is a fairly easy market to get into, the downside is that there is lots of competition (no surprise). Ross from ResellCells.com has been in the business for 3+ years and shares his insight on his website if you want to learn more.

2. Become a Mobile Website Builder

With the fast growth of cell phones and mobile devices, more people are using them to search the internet. Because of this, Google is highly recommending that businesses adapt their sites to mobile search – and this has led business owners searching for services to provide them with a mobile website.

tablet, modern mobile phone and monitorThat’s where you can make money – but you don’t have to know how to create  a mobile site yourself. In fact, all you need to know is where to get the software that will create mobile sites in minutes for you.

No, you’re not “cheating” companies out of a task they could simply do themselves. The fact is that most of them don’t want to take on the project – they want someone else to do the work for them, and they will gladly pay to hand over the responsibility.

When you think about it, it totally makes sense. If you want to find out more, you can check out this page for more information and where to get the 1 program you need.

3. How to Make an App and Make Money

You’ve probably heard of young techies making millions by developing simple little cell phone apps and selling them to users. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to actually create and make money with apps (or young for that matter =).)

mobile apps on screenSimilar to the mobile website builder, you can use a program to help you develop phone apps to sell – which means that you don’t have to know any code or have technical knowledge. I didn’t know this could be don’t until I heard what Peng Li of Green App Machine had to say about it.

In short, instead of having to take expensive and lengthy courses to figure out how to develop programs yourself, you can take advantage of simple app-building software. This means that instead of starting an app-building project in 6 months from now, people are creating their dream apps today.